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  • What causes acne?
    Acne is a prevalent skin condition, affecting up to 85% of individuals between the ages of 12 and 24. It can have multiple contributing factors, with the primary causes being. Hormonal changes: the body generates an increased amount of androgens which stimulate the sebaceous glands to generate more oil. This surplus oil can obstruct pores, resulting in the development of acne. Genetics: Acne can also be inherited. If your parents had acne, you are more likely to develop it too. Bacteria: Acne can be caused by the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) when they combine with oil and dead skin cells. This mixture can result in inflammation and ultimately lead to the formation of pimples. Diet: Consuming a diet that is rich in refined carbohydrates and sugar may have an impact on the emergence of acne, as such foods are known to trigger insulin spikes that can result in heightened oil production. Stress: When we experience stress, our bodies generate more cortisol, which can trigger the sebaceous glands to produce additional oil. Medications: Acne can be caused by certain medications, including corticosteroids and lithium. While there are some known factors that contribute to acne, identifying the exact cause can be difficult in certain cases. It's possible that a combination of factors, rather than a single cause, maybe responsible for acne in many people. ——Alvaro's Answer
  • What are Botanicals?
    Natural skin care products often incorporate various botanicals, which are essentially plant-based ingredients derived from flowers, herbs, fruits, and other parts of plants. These botanicals possess a range of beneficial properties that can help improve the health and appearance of our skin. Here are some common botanicals we use at Gamanity: Aloe Vera: Known for its soothing and moisturizing properties aloe vera can calm irritated skin and provide hydration. Lavender: Known for its relaxing scent, lavender also possesses antibacterial properties, making it useful for treating acne and promoting clearer skin. Calendula: This flower extract has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, making it beneficial for soothing dry or damaged skin. Jojoba: Jojoba oil closely resembles the natural oils produced by our skin, making it an effective moisturizer that can balance oil production and improve skin texture. Botanicals are used in skincare for several reasons, primarily due to their beneficial properties and potential to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Here are some reasons why botanicals are commonly used in skincare: - Natural and Gentle - Nourishing and Hydrating - Soothing and Calming - Anti-Aging Benefits - Healing and Restorative - Aromatherapy and Relaxation ——Kat's Answer
  • What makes skincare products natural?
    A natural skincare product is one that contains ingredients that are sourced from nature and are minimally processed or refined. Natural skincare products contain ingredients, such as plants, minerals and other naturally occurring substances. Generally, the natural ingredients are minimally processed or refined to retain their natural properties. Natural skincare products do not contain synthetic preservatives such as parabens, phthalates, or formaldehyde donors neither synthetic fragrance. As there is no standardized definition of "natural", neither strict legislation on the use of the word natural on labels when it comes to skincare products, it's important to do your own research and read the labels carefully. ——Kat's Answer
  • What is the difference between Cruelty-Free and Vegan?
    Cruelty-free skincare and vegan skincare are both focused on ethical practices, but they have slightly different meanings. Cruelty-Free Skincare: No animal testing during development or production. Ensures no harm or suffering to animals. Vegan Skincare: No animal testing during development or production. No animal-derived ingredients are used, excluding substances like honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, etc. Relies on plant-based and synthetic ingredients. It's important to note that cruelty-free and vegan certifications can vary, and different organisations may have different criteria. Checking for recognised certification logos can help consumers make informed choices when selecting cruelty-free and vegan skincare products. ——Kat's Answer
  • What is the skin microbiome, and how does it impact skin care?
    Our skin acts as a protective barrier against dehydration, chemicals, and extreme temperatures, defending us from harmful pathogens. In addition, the skin is home to a community of microorganisms called the microbiota, which resides in different skin regions. Imbalances in the skin microbiome can occur with age, diabetes, skin diseases, or the use of harsh products, increasing the risk of infections. Exploring the connection between the skin microbiome, ageing, and skin repair is an ongoing area of research worldwide. By gaining more knowledge in this field, we can develop new ways to treat microbial imbalances associated with skin ageing and other conditions. Taking care of your skin's microbiome is important; avoid excessive washing, harsh products, and chemicals, and maintain a healthy diet to keep your skin happy and prevent issues like acne or infections. ——Kat's Answer
  • Why Do You Need To Remove Your Make-Up Before Going to Bed?
    Sleeping with make-up on can have negative effects on your skin. Here's why it's important to remove it before sleeping: Dermatological perspective Clogged Pores: Makeup, especially foundation and heavy products, can clog your pores, leading to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and acne breakouts. Skin irritation: Certain ingredients in makeup, such as fragrances and preservatives, can irritate the skin, causing redness, itching, and even allergic reactions. Impaired skin renewal: During sleep, the skin undergoes a natural process of renewal and repair. Leaving makeup on can disrupt this process, leading to dull, tired-looking skin. Scientific perspective Increased bacterial growth: Makeup can provide a breeding ground for bacteria. When left on overnight, it increases the risk of bacterial growth on the skin, potentially leading to infections. Skin dehydration: Some makeup products contain alcohol and other drying agents that can strip the skin of its natural moisture. Leaving them on overnight can result in dryness, flakiness, and an imbalanced skin barrier. Premature ageing: Sleeping with makeup can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining the skin's elasticity and youthfulness. This can lead to premature ageing signs like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. By removing your makeup before bedtime and following a proper skincare routine, you allow your skin to breathe, repair, and rejuvenate itself, promoting a healthier complexion in the long run. Remember to choose wisely makeup that is gentle on the skin. to avoid extra skin issues. ——Kat's Answer
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    Shipping time is 7 - 12 days depending on the country of delivery. We are a small team and will do our best to deliver to you as fast as possible.
  • Why choosing Gamanity?
    - All of our products are made with only natural ingredients. - Premium formulations, which are all 100% safe and trustworthy. - We care about our planet: all of our products are entirely plastic free. - No animal testing, ever. - We’re working to create an international community, branching from Europe to Asia and America. - Here to inform you about skin health and natural cosmetics.
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